Jul 26, 2007

Keep it or change it back?

As you can see, I have changed the background color of My Blog from Black to White and removed the Widgets showing visitors. What do you think? Keep it as is or change it back to Black?

Update:

OK Everyone, It is staying White (for now, I will try anyway :)) The faces will stay too cause I love seeing all of you who visit here.

I really appreciate you all for taking the time to comment and let me know what you think. I knew I could count on you to tell me the truth!

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22 comments:

jollyjo said...

Hey...

White for the better readability is always better.

jollyjo said...

Carol,

I think the Visitor's widget adds some color and faces to the blog...

As long as you don't need the space for anything much more important, I would leave...

Carol said...

Hi jollyjo,
I took them off because the page loads much faster without them. I agree they do add more color and I enjoy seeing the faces!

jollyjo said...

Honestly, the site does not appear to load any slower than many others that I have been on.

Maybe it's your computer (smile). See what others say. You may find that it's just you in which case you may seriously need to look at the computer.

lace-n-pearls@hotmail.com said...

I personally like black better.

Digital Nomad said...

Keep the white with faces.

Markk said...

Hi Carol! You did a good job with this makeover. White background is definitely better for viewing and for the kind of topics you're writing. Readability is important and you've got it now. It's also good to see some of the widgets gone. They clutter up the sidebar. Just a few essential ones will do. Your blog is looking great!

Peter Haslam said...

Hi Carol like the white better appears brighter ans open. Faces are your choice. Maybe just a link to your community on sidebar

Shinade said...

Well it always loaded fast for me anyway. this just looks so different it will take a while to get used to it. It easeier to read----but I think if you are going to keep it you may want to change your header. I know it's easier for many people to read when it's white...but...to be perfectly honest I liked the black better.

cooper said...

I love this look.

I think make a very small one bar visitor widget either the large or the small ti break up the solid writing on the side. You don't hae to have a whole long bunch of visitors or is that how it has to be?

I would place the icon and into paragraph on the top, use the visitor widgets to break up the blog rolls.

Keep the white.

Corked Bat said...

White gives it a cleaner look and as someone stated above is better for readability.

TatianaV said...

Hi Carol,

Personally I liked more the black one, but if you like the change - keep it as it is. Go with as Your heart commands :)

Zubli Zainordin said...

Kind of exciting Carol. Like moving from night to day. This is an indication of your changing but perhaps not your view of it. As usual. Let it go like this for a while. Who knows, darkness can be popular again. Till then lightness. Wishing enlightenment for all.

insanity-suits-me (Dawn) said...

Definitely better readability now!

Vice said...

Holy Cow Carol! You could of warned me of how 'white' the 'white' was gonna be! I damn near burned my retinas out when the page loaded!
Personally, I like the black, but then again I'm a sinister moody kinda guy anyway.
But if white works for you, it works for me!
HMMM, now where did I leave those Raybans....?

Carol said...

LMAO@Vice!
To all the rest of you thanks so much for your thoughts and opinions.
I will be keeping it white for now and the faces will stay!

Apple Oracle said...

I think this one looks ok. Black is good too.

polliwog said...

For my eyes, this white is great! I will be able to read your wonderful articles better. Can you do two colors on blogger? Like white for the content area and black on your sidebar? Might be a compromise. :-)

I leave my face widgets on my blog too though it slows it down, because seeing the faces makes me so happy.

Ian said...

Hi Carol,
I liked the old black theme, but the white one is clearer to read.
I leave the widgets on mine even though it slows it down a bit as I like to see who visits.
Regards,
Ian

Carol said...

Hi Ian,
I like the okld Black Theme too but the majority says it is easier to read this way so I will leave it for now. I put the widgets back on because I like to see those smiling faces too :)
Thanks for your feedback Ian, I appreciate it. Have a great weekend.

Deborah said...

Black can be cool and funky, but at my age, white is a lot easier read :-)

If you want added color, then maybe use color for your sidebar. That's what I do for mine.

I stick to just 2 widgets for faces myself, with not a large number showing for a quick load.

I also like having the plugin for the comments that includes faces like you do, which helps me and others to know the person behind the comment.

wornoutwoman said...

I like the white! It's easier to read. Easier on my eyes too.